Happy Handprints { DIY Inspiration }

by Claire Minnaar


From that very first moment after birth, no parent can resist those tiny little hands – there’s something just so special and mesmerising about kiddies’ hands! Hand art is an excellent way to eternalise your little ones’ little paws and, better yet, can provide hours and hours of mother and child fun and entertainment. Here are some ideas that you might want to keep, well, “handy”:

  • Make a handprint stepping stone for the garden. Simply pour cement into a simple square wooden mold and let the kiddies press their hands into the wet concrete. You can even take it a step further and make a new stone every year, documenting your little ones’ growth.
  • Instead of a family portrait for the living room, cut each family member’s hand print out of paper and create a collage which you can then have framed.
  • For a kiddies’ DIY project, let them turn their hand prints into quirky animal pictures – for instance a turkey, a crab, a bunny or a chicken.
  • Make handprint paperweights! Let each child print their hand in sand to create a mold of sorts, then pour concrete into the print and let it set.
  • Next time you’re out of ideas for a birthday card for Gran or any family member for that matter, let your little ones decorate the front with their painted hands – the grown-ups will love it!
  • Instead of your traditional family tree, let each family member decorate the “tree” with their handprint. Just remember to write their name and age next to it!

Original images and their credits available on Pinterest

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1 comment

Dora July 9, 2015 - 3:37 am

i love this diy project ~


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